The Internet plays an important role in how people learn, communicate, do business and go about their daily lives. We advise the Australian Government about all Australians having access to high-quality, reliable and affordable Internet services.

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The Government has announced a review of the management of the .au domain to ensure its fit for purpose in Australia’s modern...
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Three million Australians are now connected to fast and affordable high-speed broadband through the National Broadband Network ...
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The Office of the eSafety Commissioner (the eSafety Office) has released a pilot portal for reporting instances of the non...
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Today marks the start of National eSmart Week focusing on online safety in our communities.

Policies (Internet)

Anti-Spam legislation

Published

Spam Act 2003 Explanatory memorandum Spam (Consequential Amendments) Act 2003 Explanatory memorandum Spam Regulations 2004 Explanatory statement

Online content regulation

Published

Illegal and offensive online content is regulated through the Online Content Scheme under Schedule 5 and 7 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 through a complaints-based mechanism. The Scheme is designed to protect consumers, particularly children, from exposure to inappropriate or harmful material....

Current consultations